BISHOPS CONDEMNED FOR LETTER AGAINST HOMOSEXUAL “MARRIAGE”

OTTAWA, Jan 18, 2001 (LSN.ca) – The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops(CCCB) was blasted by homosexual activist groups and the media for their courageous stand in defending the traditional definition of marriage. As reported by LifeSite yesterday, the CCCB wrote a letter to Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson to “criticize and protest the greetings and congratulations that were sent” from her office to the male and female homosexual couples who staged a “wedding” at a Toronto area church. Canada’s leading homosexual activist group EGALE complained bitterly that the bishops’ objections were “intolerant” and a “hysterical overreaction”. But the criticism was not limited […]
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AgapePress reports that abortionist John Biskind who is on trial for manslaughter after he allowed a patient to bleed to death after botching her abortion is being protected by the Arizona Supreme Court. The court has stopped prosecutors from using three strong pieces of evidence in the trial.  https://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/1/182001e.asp WorldNetDaily reports that a coalition of traditional-family advocates has announced the release of a comprehensive “opt-out” form for parents who disagree with pro-homosexual education programs and curriculum content in California public schools. “With homosexual curriculum coming into all public schools, it is imperative that parents and grandparents take action now to […]
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CANADIAN BISHOPS CRITICIZE CANADIAN GOVERNOR GENERAL

Object to marriage congratulations letter sent to Toronto gay couples OTTAWA, Jan 17, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Bishop Gerald Wiesner, President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops, has written Governor-General Adrienne Clarkson on “behalf of the Roman and Eastern Catholic Bishops of Canada”. He wrote to “criticise and protest the greetings and congratulations that were sent from the office of the Governor General of Canada to Messrs Kevin Bourassa and Joseph Varnell and to Mmes Anne Vautour and Elaine Vautour, on the occasion of a service held 14 January 2001 in the Toronto Metropolitan Community Church purportedly to recognize their […]
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RIFT OVER ABORTION IN PENTECOSTAL CHURCH IN CANADA

MISSISSAUGA, Jan 17 (LSN.ca) – The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC) with some 1,100 churches across the country is the largest Evangelical denomination in the country. The PAOC position paper on abortion released more than 15 years ago was among the strongest pro-life statements of any Christian church. Over the years, however, there has been a shift, if not in beliefs surrounding abortion, definitely in emphasis – away from political action on the issue to the service-giving aspect of pro-life work. Bill Griffen, director of public relations for the PAOC, told LifeSite, “We are not convinced that we can legislate […]
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POPE PRESENTS A DIFFERENT VIEW ECOLOGICAL CONSERVATIVISM

VATICAN CITY, Jan 17, 2001 (LSN.ca) – In stark contrast to radical eco-rights extremism equating man and animals, and even plant life, Pope John Paul II in his General Audience today has presented a Christian view of ecological stewardship. Quoting St. Gregory of Nissa the pope said God made man the “king of the earth” since man was “created in the image of He that governs the universe.” The pope noted that the lordship of man in this regard is not “absolute, but ministerial” since God Himself holds the real lordship over all creation. The pope criticized the wanton destruction […]
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ASHCROFT BADGERED OVER PRO-LIFE VIEWS IN HEARING

‘Are you now, or have you ever been, Pro-Life?’ WASHINGTON, Jan 17, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Senator John Ashcroft, nominated for Attorney General by President-Elect George Bush, is having to respond to pro-abortion inquisitors in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ashcroft noted that “I believe Roe versus Wade as an original matter was wrongly decided. I am personally opposed to abortion. However he said that “the role of Attorney General is to enforce the law as it is, not as I would have it. I accept Roe and Casey as the settled law of the land. If confirmed as Attorney General, I […]
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NEW BRUNSWICK POLL SHOWS PUBLIC OPPOSE PRIVATE ABORTUARY FUNDING

FREDERICTON, Jan 17, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A majority of New Brunswick residents feel that abortions performed at private clinics should not be funded by the Province of New Brunswick, according to a new poll. The federal government is currently putting pressure on New Brunswick to pay for abortions at the Morgentaler Clinic in Fredericton. But in the province-wide poll carried out by Corporate Research Associates, 58% say they oppose such funding. Only 31% say they are in favour. Majority opposition to funding spans all age ranges and both English and French-speaking residents. More women (63%) than men (52%) are against […]
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LIFESITE NEWSBYTES

A study has shown that cutting television and video games makes grade-school children less aggressive.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/aponline/20010114/aponline160001_000..htm Agape Press reports that an expert has claimed that the philosophy of “political correctness” was created in the 1920s by a group of Marxists looking for a way to dismantle democracy piece by piece by weakening the moral base.  https://headlines.agapepress.org/archive/1/152001f.asp
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MOM FACES CHARGES FOR GIVING SON 13 CONDOMS

BARABOO, WI, Jan 16, 2001 (LSN.ca) – A Wisconsin mother who gave her 13-year-old son condoms after finding out he was having sex with a 15-year-old girl has been charged with failing to protect her child from being sexually abused. After the son approached an officer about sexually transmitted diseases police questioned the mother to confirm her son’s allegation that she had purchased condoms for him. She told police she had bought him two dozen and had never told him to stop having sex, nor contacted police or social services to get help for him. When asked why she allowed […]
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ALBERTA PRO-LIFE GROUP RUNNING PRO-LIFE TV ADS

EDMONTON, Jan 16, 2001 (LSN.ca) – Alberta Life Issues Educational Society (A.L.I.E.S) is running TV ads in Edmonton and throughout Alberta. The ads celebrate the choice for life and reach out to women who are suffering the pain of an abortion. “These TV ads” says Robert Mollot, President of ALIES, “are our first major project. They were chosen because they are effective at communicating the message that life is worth the living and reaching out to women who are suffering the pain of abortion.” The TV ads entitled “Seed” and “Night” started airing on Monday January 15th and will continue […]
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